The ideal age varies from child to child but, for some, it can be as young as eight. The average age for having braces is 11 - but the right age for your child really depends on their physiological development and treatment needs.
It’s crucial that you make an appointment with an experienced orthodontist as soon as possible if you think your child’s teeth need straightening.
If your child has crowded, misplaced or protruding teeth it will be obvious that your child could benefit from orthodontic treatment. But there are a number of other less obvious signs that could indicate they need treatment.
An early check-up may spot problems with jaw growth and give you the chance to correct harmful oral habits.